~~ Book Published by T. Hasegawa ~~
Monthly Changes of Japanese Street Scenes
Calendar for 1901
Hasegawa, T. (Takejiro)
Monthly Changes of Japanese Street Scenes, Calendar for 1901, Tokyo (10 Hiyoshicho), printed for Brentano's, New York, Meiji 32 (1899), 12mo (5 1/2 x 7 5/8 in - 13.8 x 19.4 cm), large size for a Hasegawa book, calendar published in a book form, stab ties, spine covred, 14 folded crepe paper pages, 28 pages total including covers. The page inside the front cover is illustrated but has no text. The next page contains the title and a listing by month and subject of the woodblock prints for the 12 monthly calendars. Each calendar woodblock print is viewed as a continuous image from the left hand side of page across to the adjoining right hand side page. The subjects of the woodblocks are:
- January - "New Year's Day Snowing"
- February - "Inari Festival"
- March - "The Vernal Equinox"
- April - "Cherry Blossoms"
- May - "Wistaria in Bloom"
- June - "The Rainy Season"
- July - "The River Opening"
- August - "Lotus Flowers"
- September - "The Moonlight"
- October - "Chrysanthemum Feast"
- November - "Autumn Tints"
- December - "The Night Market"
In his discussion of T. Hasegawa publications, Frederic A. Sharf notes a calendar book published in 1899 titled Street Scenes Calendar and gives the year for the calendar as 1901. The calendar for 1901 appears to be the earliest such book form calendar published by T. Hasegawa. Hasegawa printed a series of calanders with the general theme of Japanese of street scenes for the period of 1901-1908.
The calendar for 1902 used many of the same illustrations found in this book.
This calendar carries the imprint of Brentano's, New York. One without that imprint is archived here.
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Close up of the Colophon
1st column from right (Printed): Meiji 32 (1899).12.1
2nd column from right (Published): Meiji 32 (1899).12.10
3rd column from right (Address): 10 Hiyoshicho, Tokyo